Car Technology Sales Skyrocket With Autonomous Driving Dream

Estimated annual sales of vehicles outfitted with onboard cameras have surged almost 25-fold in the past six years, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Global sales totaled 46 million units in 2017, a 30 percent increase from the previous year and up from slightly more than 2 million in 2011. The increase — along with a 36 percent year-on-year gain in sales of vehicles with radar sensors — comes as automakers invest more in technologies to make autonomous driving a reality.